Nog Prize #6: Cyrus and Croesus were not bros
A reader brought to my attention that Cyrus the Great actually set Croesus on fire, so yeah - depicting them as best buds was probably somewhat inaccurate.
The Highest Compliment
The best holiday present I got this year was messages like these.
Nog Prize #2
In which I am corrected as to Mongolian wrestling!
Catching up on Corrections
In which I finally have some time to sit down and hand out prizes for corrections - with updated art! Corrections and thanks are laid out for Wu Zetian, Ching Shih, Gudit, Isabel Godin, Mata Hari, Mai Bhago, and Vasilisa Vasilyevna.
Inuit Assassin's Creed: continued!
Ever thought that Inuit (or Mi'kmaq, or Inupiat) clothing is awesome? This is the post for you.
One half of the odd couple of Crimean nursing - the jolly black businesswoman who swore by folk remedies, in stark contrast to Florence Nightingale's by-the-book Victorian approach to medicine.
United Hawaii under one rule, abolished ancient taboos, and led negotiations with the fledgling United States.
First her father died. Then her sons. Then her husband. Pregnant, saddled with debt, a failing company, and an overbearing mother, Rebecca Lukens rolled up her sleeves and showed the world what she was made of: iron.
Picked to be an impotent figurehead, this savvy intellectual quickly learned how to play politics and modernized the nation to ward off invasion.
This revolutionary heroine of South America kept a pet bear, a disembodied moustache, and a lifestyle that defied every convention possible.